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Creators:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Musical History
Odell, Scott, 1935-
Dates:
1964-1977
Size:
18 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
CFCH.ODEL
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

The J. Scott Odell folk music collection (1945-2016, inclusive) contains AV recordings, photographs, correspondence, writings, and other materials relating to Odell's career at the Smithsonian as a musical instrument conservator and researcher of American music traditions. The collection largely consists of materials relating to Odell's research trips (often combined with personal visits) throughout the Eastern United States. Research strengths of the collection include the history of the Appalachian dulcimer and banjo, the Smithsonian Folkways project "Black Banjo Songsters," musician and poet Burt Porter, and the Bread and Puppet Theater.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Gardens
Dates:
2011
Size:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9629
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Institution Archives (SIA) began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Progra...

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Assistant Director for Collections
Dates:
1955-1999
Size:
14 cu. ft. (14 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 01-244
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the activities of the Assistant Director for Collections, Janet Gomon. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, and other administrative materials pertaining to National Museum of Natural History collections.

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Office of Guest Services
Dates:
1983-2007
Size:
10 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 07-214
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of audiotapes recorded during the Friday Noon Lecture Program at the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) as well as other lectures organized by the NMNH, Office of Education and, beginning in 2006, its successor office, NMNH, Office of Guest Services.

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Creators:
Minkowitz, Norma M., 1937-
Malarcher, Patricia
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America
Dates:
2001 September 17 and 2001 November 16
Size:
40 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.minkow01
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Norma Minkowitz conducted 2001 September 17 and 2001 November 16, by Patricia Malarcher, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, in Minkowitz's home in Westport, Connecticut.

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Creators:
Blair, Robert N. (Robert Noel), 1912-2003
Brown, Robert F.
Dates:
1994 November 30-1995 August 27
Size:
2 Items (sound cassettes (2 hrs.), analog.)
66 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.blair94
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview with Robert Blair conducted 1994 November 30-1995 August 27, by Robert Brown, for the Archives of American Art.

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Space History Division
Dates:
1981-2005
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 18-155
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records created and maintained by Allan A. Needell, Curator, Space History Division, documenting a variety of curatorial matters, projects, and professional activities. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, policies, meeting materials, and related materials. Prior to 1987, the unit was known as t...

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Office of the Director
Dates:
1948-1970
Size:
48 cu. ft. (48 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 155
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records are the administrative files of the Office of the Director, National Museum of Natural History. Most of the records date from the late-to-mid 1950s. Those records created prior to 1959 are the records of the Director of the United States National Museum, although they are records relating primarily to that segment of the U. ...

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Creators:
Hofmann, Hans, 1880-1966
Dates:
circa 1904-2011
Size:
29.92 Linear feet
5 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.hofmhans
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter, teacher, and writer Hans Hofmann measure 29.92 linear feet and 5.00 GB and date from circa 1904 to 2011, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1945 to 2000. The majority of the papers were created after 1932 and document Hofmann's life and professional career after settling in the United States. Among his papers are personal and professional correspondence; records of his schools in Munich, New York City, and Provincetown, Mass.; writings and notes; financial records; photographs; printed matter; estate records; and a small number of personal papers of his second wife, Renate Schmitz Hofmann. Hofmann's personal papers are augmented by a large selection of printed matter, including exhibition catalogs, articles, news clippings, and monographs about Hofmann and modern art, as well as documentary projects including Tina Dickey's compilation of oral histories and records of Hofmann's students, and research materials, sound and video recordings, digital material, and motion picture film created and gathered by Madeline Amgott during the production of two video documentaries about Hans Hofmann released in 1999 and 2002. Hofmann's Library was acquired with his papers; inscribed/annotated volumes have been retained with the collection.

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Creators:
Metchewais [McLain], Kimowan
Dates:
1991-2011
Size:
871 Negatives (photographic)
1918 Slides (photographs)
989 Polaroid prints
15 Notebooks
0.8 Linear feet
1,496 Photographic prints
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.084
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The collection of Kimowan Metchewais [McLain], significant First Nations artist, contains materials related to his artistic practice and his personal life. The materials include not only photographs of his art, completed and in-progress, but also sketchbooks and journal entries that give important context to his major works and artistic practices. The materials range from his early career in the early 1990s as a magazine editor to his solo and group exhibitions to his time as an art professor at various universities and images of his final works in 2011. McLain balanced both Western and Native artistic methods and history in his work, his archive provides valuable insight into the swiftly evolving and often contested world of contemporary Native American art.

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